Gloucester Diocese is looking forward to welcoming 4 participants to its new Ministry Experience Scheme starting in autumn 2020. Based in the city of Gloucester, the Scheme offers a year packed with opportunities to learn, grow, develop and experience ministry in different contexts and settings.
Participants will join in with ministry and mission in our placement churches in Gloucester and, later in the year, there will be a choice of short specialist placements in areas such as youth and schools work; rural ministry; social justice and working with the homeless; evangelism with the Church Army; pioneering and others.
Participants will live together in a shared house in College Green, right next to our freshly re-ordered Cathedral, where they will join in with regular prayer and worship.
Working 15 hours a week, with some flexible working, you will lead the Scheme to deliver its goal of helping 4 young people grow and develop. They will be coming to Gloucester to explore their vocation by engaging with a placement church in the city, studying theology, developing their spirituality and journeying together in a communal house.
You will liaise with the placement churches and theological education provider, all here in Gloucester city, and supervise the Chaplain who will be providing pastoral care and nurturing the spirituality of the young people two mornings a week. You will help to resolve problems that arise for the young people whilst on placements, studying or in the shared house and liaise with the Diocesan vocations team. You will liaise with the national church institutions in the delivery of the Scheme, promote and publicise it, secure grants and manage the day-to-day finances of the Scheme, and recruit young people each year.
You will need good work management skills, to be a self-starter who takes the initiative to get things done, and a team player with great communication skills who can prioritise and deliver the Scheme each year. You will take satisfaction in a job well done and be proactive in your support for the young people, their wellbeing and development throughout the year.
This is a year-round role which has a defined rhythm of life. Some of the hours can be worked flexibly from home, but there will be regular times to work with others at the Diocesan offices and at the house with the Chaplain and young people.
The salary for this position is Band 3 – £15,830 pro-rated salary per annum (£36,937 FTE)
Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Monday 3 August 2020
Interviews: Thursday 13 August 2020
This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010. This position is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure.